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Bitcoin CEO’s Suicide Spotlights Currency Troubles

Bitcoin CEO’s Suicide Spotlights Currency Troubles


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More evidence that the Bitcoin is running with the big dogs of the finance world: the CEO of major Bitcoin exchange First Meta has joined the growing list of suicides and other mysterious deaths that have cast a long shadow over the international financial community since the start of 2014. Autumn Radtke,...

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Your Social Security Number: the Key to Your Identity

Your Social Security Number: the Key to Your Identity


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They began as a simple filing system for claims, but today the nine digits of the Social Security number hold the key to nearly every American’s identity. Children need them to enroll in school. You need them to enter a hospital, apply for a loan, or take out a store credit card. And if they’re stolen,...

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An Old Real Estate Scam Snares New Victims

An Old Real Estate Scam Snares New Victims


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In an age of heightened worry about sophisticated scams and information hacking, a few low-tech, old school scams are still flourishing –w with a little help from the internet. Case in point: a very simple real estate “bait and switch” that recently netted a New York con artist a cool $22,000. We’ve...

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Risks Can Outweigh Profits in Foreign Real Estate

Risks Can Outweigh Profits in Foreign Real Estate


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As more Americans are choosing to spend their post-retirement lives abroad, investing in foreign real estate can look like an attractive option. But while buying investment properties in some of the world’s hottest markets can work smoothly, as Jason Hartman says, putting investment dollars into tried...

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Early Birds Catch Investing Success

Early Birds Catch Investing Success


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Do early risers have more investing success than slugabeds who sleep the morning away? Profile after profile of successful people in all walks of life show that, whatever else they do, these achievers share one key trait: they start their day early. Now, a new report ties early rising to success in...

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Are Dodd-Frank Regulations Destroying Smaller Banks?

Are Dodd-Frank Regulations Destroying Smaller Banks?


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And then there were . . . none? The nation’s small banks and independent financial institutions seem to be disappearing at a rapid rate. While the demise of these regional and local banks may be nothing more than a blip on the financial industry’s radar, market watchers say the loss of the “little”...

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Bitcoin Scams Trap Unwary Users

Bitcoin Scams Trap Unwary Users


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The brave new world of cybercurrency continues to roil. The front–runner for challenging the old standard of bank-backed (or hard asset-backed) money is reeling from several major hits lately – and that includes a rash of Bitcoin scams that have trapped users trying to cash in (yes, pun intended)...

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Change Your Mind, Build More Wealth?

Change Your Mind, Build More Wealth?


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Think and grow rich! Force the Universe to give you whatever you want! The  promise that you can build wealth just by changing the way you think lures people to buy courses and books and videos. And while that may seem to be the empty hype of self help gurus whose way to gain wealth consists of persuading...

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Put Your Money Where the Improvements Are

Put Your Money Where the Improvements Are


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“The best investment on Earth is – earth,” prominent real estate investor Louis Glickman once said, and Glickman’s words point up why real estate is the best investment for long term wealth building: it’s real, it’s solid and it endures. But as Jason Hartman says, it’s not just earth, but...

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The Fed’s Stimulus Has Global Reach

The Fed’s Stimulus Has Global Reach


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The Federal Reserve’s stimulus plan was designed to improve conditions at home. But now that the Fed is moving forward with tapering it down in 2014, a meeting of the world’s leading monetary policy makers in Sydney points up the international effects of the massive securities buyup – effects that...

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